1995 Honda Civic Ex Promblems


Old 06-23-04, 09:17 AM
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1995 Honda Civic Ex Promblems

I have a 95 Honda Civic 1.6 VTech with 138000 miles on it. I have numerous small problems but I think I have one big one.
1. While driving I feel this wired sensation (wiggling type) from the front left wheel. I don't have a wheel alignment because I wanted to know what this was before I did it so I can do it in one shot. The tires are pretty old also. Also wanted to change them in one shot.
2. At speeds of 40mph and higher, while braking the steering wheel starts to wiggle also, might be because of the alignment but again wanted to know first.
3. The most expensive part of reparing a car. The transmission. Ok, when I put the car to drive from any gear (P or R) it takes a couple of seconds for the gear to actually get into place. When it starts to drive there is click that goes off, only when accerlating from changing the gear. When the car needs to switch gears (automatic) it stalls for a second and then jumps to the next gear. I don't know to much about cars but my girl tells me I should check the Transmission fuild. Everytime I go to get the oil changed they check the transmission fuild so I haven't checked it. Any suggestions.
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Old 06-23-04, 10:56 AM
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could be bad tire or possibly a wheel bearing or other component worn out on the front end if you jack up the car and look at the tire close for bumps or any belts showing, also check for play by grasping the wheel at 12 and 6 oclock position and wiggling back and forth then grasp at 3 and 9 oclock position and do the same and play found would mean something is wornout whether it be a wheel bearing or frontend component such as a tierod or ball joint.
front brake rotors are warped causing steering wheeel to shimmy when braking suggest you see about having them replaced.
need to check your cv joints for play and also check the cv boots to see if any is split open if any boots are split open would suggest replacing the whole half shaft as they wear out very quickly once they lose most of there grease from a split boot.
on the transmission try having it serviced for starters by having the fluid and filter changed it may be in need of more serious repairs but i would start there if you havent serviced the transmission within the last 25000 miles.
Old 06-23-04, 01:47 PM
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Hopefully the timing belt has been replaced by now? If not, you are on borrowed time for an expensive repair; most Honda engines are valve benders.

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